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Apr 26, 2019 3:43 PM CST

I see these trees though out my city but can't figure out what they are. Does anyone know?
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Apr 26, 2019 4:37 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Welcome! Beccilea! It would help a lot if we knew where you are - at least what part of the state you're in. Also close ups of leaves make a big difference in the ease of IDing plants.
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Apr 27, 2019 5:52 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Welcome! Zooming in on the photo does help to see the leaves but a close up would be best. Do you know if this tree blooms and if so, when? I wonder if it could be some kind of viburnum.
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Apr 27, 2019 6:20 AM CST

I dont have a close up because they are in peoples yards. Thats why i dont have the best pictures. I live SE Florida... The leaves are pretty close to a fiddle fig tree but the tree itself doesn't grow the same. This tree almost grows in tiers with the branches growing staight out.
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Apr 27, 2019 6:49 AM CST
Name: Alice
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So the leaves are large? Can you venture a guess how large? Ken @drdawg, what are your thoughts? Could it be a Fiddle Leaf?
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Apr 27, 2019 6:50 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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It doesn't resemble Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata) but it does look very familiar. My first thought was a Ficus of some sort but my brain isn't cooperating at the moment and I can't remember which Ficus it reminds me of.

Ficus aurea and Ficus microcarpa are the two that I was trying to remember but after looking at photos, I don't think it's either of those either.
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Apr 27, 2019 6:53 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Taking another look at the trunk, it does resemble a ficus of some sort.
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Apr 27, 2019 8:06 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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Take the photo to a local nursery and see if they can ID it for you.
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Apr 27, 2019 8:18 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Welcome to NGA, @Beccilea.

I am sorry folks, I am not well-versed in trees here in Florida. I know that's it's not a fiddle leaf ficus though.
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Apr 27, 2019 8:31 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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You may have a city forester or someone at the city that is in charge of plant material for the city, I would try that angle.
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Apr 27, 2019 10:28 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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It might be a young banyan tree @Beccilea. I can only zoom in just so much on the photos & they are just shy of me being able to say YES! that's it. You have seen the trees in person so can better determine.


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Jun 10, 2019 12:30 PM CST
West Kendell, Florida, USA (Zone 10b)
Fish poison tree (Barringtonia asiatica) grows in Florida. Sort of looks like that also.

Do a quick search for Barringtonia asiatica and see.
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Jun 10, 2019 12:54 PM CST
Name: Tofi
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Terminalia catappa, the tree had been pruned/cut down several times in the past, so it grow many trunks. If left alone, the tree will grow distinctively in tears pattern. However the branches still showed typical of Terminalia growth pattern with dense leaves in whorls, followed by bare stems, and whorls of leaves intermittently before branching.
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